Thanks for all your suggestions. The kids and I were praticing the "sit" command last night. Tink did it once :) We will keep praticing. I am trying to explain to the kids what we are doing, last night Tink got on the couch and I picked her up and put her on the floor while not looking at her. My daughter thinks I am being mean, and I am trying to explain that Tink has to be asked before getting on the furniture. She must learn to sit, and other commands before she is rewarded. So I am trying to get everyone to be consistent.
Also on her food yesterday she didn't finish it all. So she doesn't clear it all on one day, but I am going to start feeding 1/2 cup a day. She does eat it all sometimes and other it takes her two days to eat 1 1/2 cup. I will let you know how it all goes. So far so good. I can tell already NILF is going to help us BIG TIME!
Good for you for being vigilant! keep up the "sit" commands- make the dog earn everything. if you want the dog on your lap, require a sit beforehand. everything should be on your terms and not the dog's. Good luck!
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Make sure when you tell her to sit, your command isn't really something along the lines of "Sit, Tink. Sit. Sit sit sit sit sit...."
cause then she thinks all of that is the command ;)
Instead, hold a treat in front of her nose at about nose level (not too high or she will jump), say the word "Sit" one time. Don't let her jump up, if you need to put a leash on her and stand on it so she can't jump up to get the treat. Slowly move the treat from her nose over her head and toward her tail. A dog's natural instinct is going to be to sit in order to follow the treat's motion over her head. The instant her butt hits the ground, say "good girl!" and give her the treat.
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